Everyone at DEBRA shares our deepest condolences with the family, friends, and colleagues of Catina Bernardis, who sadly passed away on the 27th December 2022.

Miss Catina Bernardis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a specialist interest in EB SCC and Hand Surgery, was a key part of the multidisciplinary team at Guy's and St Thomas' and was considered a specialist in EB surgery around the world. She also supported the development of DEBRA's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for hand surgery and hand therapy, and cancer management, to help professionals understand how to treat someone with EB.

Not only did Catina help a large number of our EB community through her career, she was also a great supporter and advocate for DEBRA, representing DEBRA at Buckingham Palace, and taking part in a London to Paris cycle ride, where her team raised an incredible £24,600.

Catina will be sadly missed.